Intro and Behind The Front: Falling Up
Ah yes, The Black Eyed Peas
. A definite part of mainstream music, as anyone hearing their songs constantly spammed on the radio can attest to. Being forced to listen to their inane lyrics and rap music repeatedly made me develop a morbid fascination with them, and thus this liveblog will chronicle their history through their individual tracks. We shall begin with their first single, Falling Up
, from their debut album Behind the Front
. If you wish to follow along, here's the song
My first reaction to this song is amazement at how different their style used to be from what they are today. This is their debut "I Am" Song
, and what a song. The music video shows them as frontiersmen and indeed the lyrics talk about them innovating and exploring new frontiers in hip-hop while not being fakes like the establishment. Yes, quite the aneurysm moment considering what they have become now, but I'll be interested in checking out more of their older songs.
I plan on covering their singles at minimum, but if anyone would like to see other songs on display or even the members' individual albums, I'll be willing to oblige.